Grilled Chicken with Watermelon Barbecue Sauce

Grilled Chicken with Watermelon Barbecue Sauce
Servings: 4 Prep 15 mins Cook 50 mins Start to Finish 1 hr 5 mins


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
For Sauce:
  • 2 cups seedless watermelon, cubed
  • 1 6 ounce can tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 cup seedless watermelon, chopped

Make It

1. Puree watermelon in a blender. Place puree in a Dutch oven over medium heat and cook uncovered for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Mix in remaining ingredients (except for the cup of chopped watermelon) and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes. Stir in the chopped watermelon and cook for an additional 5 minutes.

2. Grill chicken for 5 minutes. Turn chicken and brush with barbecue sauce. Cook for 5 more minutes, then turn and brush with more sauce and cook an additional 5 minutes. Brush with remaining sauce. Serve with mashed sweet potatoes, if desired.